City & Guilds Accredited Textiles Course - Skill Stage 3

This course explores a variety of patchwork and machine embroidery techniques. It is advised that students wishing to study this course have some experience of machine embroidery and/or patchwork, but it is not a requirement for entry to the course and any previous experience need not be extensive.

Course Contents

  • Design folio.
  • 1 Sample folio containing traditional and contemporary technique samples.
  • A patchwork and quilting panel and a machine embroidery 3D item.
  • The design work and planning for this item, extended into appropriate techniques from both subject areas.
  • Research into contemporary designer/maker.

Course Modules

  1. Chosen artist research and design Patchwork and Quilting basics – machine sewn. Four and Nine patch, Triangles and Log cabin. Rotary Cutting. Presentation methods.
  2. Design folio.
  3. Machine embroidery basics- Straight stitch, Swing needle, Free Machine Embroidery, Dense and experimental stitches. Presentation methods.
  4. Basic and Reverse applique, Couching, Whip, Moss, Cable and Feather Stitch Samples.
  5. Completed Piece with preparation work.
  6. Completed Piece with preparation work. Full Presentation compiled of all work for submission.

Timescale & Fees. Estimated completion time for the course is 290 hours, although this can vary considerably between individuals. There is an enrolment fee which is payable at the start of the course and the course life is 2 years (it is usual to take around 6-8 weeks to complete a module). It is up to the individual student how quickly they wish to return work to their tutor for assessment and it is possible, within the overall course timeframe, to speed up or slow down, as required. A six-month contingency is available, if needed, to cover unforeseen issues such as illness, upon production of supporting documentation, which would therefore extend the course life to 30 months (2.5 years). The maximum for this is once during the course lifetime. The course is supplied as a distance learning course where course materials and tutor assessments are delivered digitally and work is returned to your tutor via digital presentation.

Assessment. Your coursework will be reviewed by your tutor and periodically by an Internal Quality Assessor, to ensure the appropriate quality standard is maintained. You will be provided with written feedback in a timely fashion (usually within 10 days) and, if needed, you will be able to re-submit altered work. You can contact your tutor at any time to request your work to date be reviewed and suggestions for future progress be made.

Completion. At the end of the course, students will have an online gallery showcasing highlights of their work over the life of their course. They will not have to travel to the centre or transport work for an onsite exhibition. The cost of the course depends on how many modules you wish to pay for at once. There is a one-off certification charge upon completion which is usually around £50.

Our accredited courses are unique to the School of Stitched Textiles. They are comprehensive textile educational programmes that aim to not only teach essential techniques, but also enhance creativity and design skills. Please take a look at the many benefits of choosing an accredited craft course.

Upon enrolment you will be asked to agree to and abide by SST's terms & conditions relating to this course.

Option 1: In Full - (6 Modules) = £1,250.00 + Enrolment Fee (£95.00) = £1,345.00